As humans we have the potential to do incredible amounts of both harm and healing.  On the environmental scale, as a species our industrial and economic systems are doing great harm to this planet’s earth, air, and water.  It’s hard to know how we, as individuals, can have a meaningful or significant impact on this.  

The goal of Northwest Naturescapes is to help assist in the small ways we can make a difference on our own patch of grass, and to extend our knowledge and service to educate and enhance our community at large, thus extending our personal influence – one yard at a time.

It began in 2010 with the purchase of an electric bike and construction of a lightweight large capacity bike trailer which allowed for transportation of one person (and a whole lot of tools) to virtually any job within the city limits. The use of electric mowers, string-trimmers, chain saws, blowers helps reduce dependence on gasoline.  Native plants and edible landscapes were the theme.  We maintained landscapes including the two natural food stores, a couple apartments and condominiums, and numerous residences, all by bicycle, all for about 7 years.

In 2019 we transitioned away from bicycle landscape maintenance and into 100% ecological landscape construction.  We no longer offer weekly maintenance and instead now focus on seasonal maintenance including pruning and weeding; water works including drip irrigation, drainage, and water features; and construction including pathways, patios, fences, decks and more.  If it’s in your yard and less than 15 ft off the ground, we do that! 



Alden Gray, Northwest Naturescapes’ founder, is a Corvallis native who graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. Alden loves to have his hands in the soil. He is a certified Permaculture Designer and has completed the Master Gardeners curriculum. He is a licensed landscape contractor (LCB #9532). Working outside to increase the health and vitality of plants and the environment is his dream come true.